You’re invited to Huntsville’s 38th annual Texas Independence Day & Gen. Sam Houston Birthday Celebration. The event will begin with a ‘coffee & reception” at 9:15am March 2 at the Walker County Museum/Gibbs-Powell House on 11th Street. The Graveside Ceremony is set for 11am at Oakwood Cemetery. The luncheon & “Toast to Texas” is scheduled for 12:30pm at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. The unveiling of a portrait of Huntsville founder Pleasant Gray will take place at 3pm at Huntsville City Hall on Avenue ‘M.’ And a gala celebration is set for 6:30pm at the Hodges Education Building on the grounds of the Sam Houston Statue Visitors Center on Highway 75 South. For more information, contact (936) 294-1832.